RELEASE: VAG North Plaza reopens

Upgrades to the North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery are completing this week in time for the Jazz Festival on Saturday. “The... Read More

Book Review: Atlas of Cities

Editor: Paul Knox (Princeton University Press, 2014) With cities at the centre of all major global phenomena—from climate change to... Read More

Vancouver’s Built Legacy: Hotel Georgia

It was the Roaring Twenties and Vancouver was a city of optimism. Amid a building boom that opened the Orpheum theatre and expanded... Read More

The short, mysterious life of the Beard Building

The Beard Building is a historical enigma. Toronto’s first skyscraper, the 7-storey building was constructed in 1895 to designs... Read More

Book Review From The Stacks: The New Downtown Library

Author: Shannon Mattern (University of Minnesota Press, 2007) “The legitimacy of the library is in question”   — Rem Koolhaas during... Read More

Housing as a Human Right: Miloon Kothari at the MOV

When Fidel Castro took power over Cuba, the country experienced major changes in its housing policies. Evictions of tenants were... Read More

Visual Thoughts #65

Last VT image: House roof in Birch Bay, Washington. *** Erick Villagomez is one of the founding editors at Spacing Vancouver. He is... Read More

Sweet Success: The Legacy of the Rogers Family (Part Two)

Last week we told the story of sugar magnate B.T. Rogers whose entrepreneurial spirit resulted in a 127-year-old industry and an... Read More

Sweet Success: The Legacy of the Rogers Family (Part One)

VHF would like to thank guest writer, Donald Luxton for this post. Donald is a Heritage Consultant and Principal at Luxton &... Read More

Book Review – Landscape as Urbanism: A General Theory

Author: Charles Waldheim (Princeton University Press, 2016) It goes without saying that despite its contemporary meaning, practice of... Read More